The 16 Consulting Firms Paying MBAs Over US$160,000 Entry-Level Salaries |

The 16 Consulting Firms Paying MBAs Over US$160,000 Entry-Level Salaries

By Linda M

Updated March 9, 2021 Updated March 9, 2021

Consulting is one of the only fields where MBAs can earn over six-figures fresh out of business schools. Find out which 16 companies pay MBA grads US$160,000 (£117,247) and above.

Consulting is one of the most popular and profitable career paths for MBAs. Recent research by Management Consulted – which this year revealed the firms with the highest overall MBA salaries – found that it is one of the only fields where MBA graduates can earn well over six-figures fresh out of b-school.

Here are the 16 consulting firms with entry-level MBA salaries of US$160,000 (£117,247) and above.

Altman Solon
Base entry-level salary: US$160,000
The first MBA employer on the list is Altman Solon, a consulting firm operating within the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT) sectors, and representing a US$5tn global market. The company has extensive international reach, with offices and projects that span over 100 countries. It is one of six firms paying MBA graduates an entry-level salary of US$160,000.

Analysis Group
Base entry-level salary: US$160,000
Analysis Group is an economic consulting firm based in the US, and one of the largest in the sector worldwide. Its consultants are experts in all things economy, finance, strategic analysis and law; assisting law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and global businesses.

Compass Lexecon
Base entry-level salary: US$160,000
Compass Lexecon is an internationally recognized economic and financial consulting firm. It has 23 offices across four continents and employs over 500 experts in litigation, regulatory review, strategic planning, and other corporate activities.

Deloitte Human Capital, Deloitte S&O, Deloitte Tech
Base entry-level salary: US$160,000
Deloitte is the largest professional services network in the world, and is one of the top recruiters of MBA talent. Its different firms help clients solve their toughest corporate issues with services in tax, audit, consulting, financial advisory and enterprise risk.

Oliver Wyman
Base entry-level salary: US$160,000
Oliver Wyman is a US-based management consulting firm with 60 offices across Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. The company specializes in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation.

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
Base entry-level salary: US$160,000
Roland Berger Strategy is an independent company, and the last firm offering an entry-level base salary of US$160,000. Originally founded in Germany, it now operates globally across 35 countries and with a strong focus on the Asia-Pacific and other emerging markets.

Base entry-level salary: up to US$165,000 (£120,911)
AlixPartners is a global business advisory firm that offers services in corporate performance, corporate turnarounds, litigation consulting and forensic accounting. Their specialty is handling high-impact situations, which has attracted global giants such as General Motors and Enron. Its base entry-level MBA salary amounts to up to US$165,000.

Bain & Company
Base entry-level salary: US$165,000
Bain & Company is one of the Big Three consulting firms, working with public, private, and non-profit businesses, and one of the most popular organizations to seek out employment among MBA graduates. It is one of the six firms worldwide paying recent MBA graduates US$165,000.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Base entry-level salary: US$165,000
As part of the wider BCG Matrix network, BCG is one of the world’s most prestigious consulting firms, helping corporations decide how to maximize their investments the most effectively. Its clients include many of the world’s 500 largest companies, as well as non-profits and mid-size businesses.

L.E.K. Consulting
Base entry-level salary: US$165,000
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm with headquarters in London and Boston. Previously a partner of Bain & Company, the firm now operates individually across the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

McKinsey and Company
Base entry-level salary: US$165,000
McKinsey & Company, one of the Big Four in the industry, provides services in strategy, overall organization, policy, research and management, profit and costs, and management information. Its clients include 80 percent of the world’s largest corporations, ranging from private companies to government organizations and non-profits.

OC&C Strategy Consultants
Base entry-level salary: US$165,000
OC&C is an international consulting firm operating across continents – from Shanghai to Boston, Warsaw and São Paulo – with some MBA grads earning over US$220,000. The firm’s reach spans industries and sectors within the business world, including leisure, consumer goods, B2B and TMT.

Base entry-level salary: US$168,000
Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm operating in more than 40 countries. Its consultants assist over three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500 companies, as well as influential governmental and non-profit organizations.

Base entry-level salary: US$168,000 (£123,110)
Next for high entry-level MBA base salaries is Strategy&, with an average base salary of US$168,000. The firm’s reach spans across industries, from healthcare, energy, financial services, chemicals to telecommunications, aerospace, media technology and fast-moving consumer goods.

Base entry-level salary: US$170,000 (£124,540)
The company offering the second-highest MBA base entry-level salary is EY-Parthenon, one of the largest strategy consulting firms in the world. The company focuses on helping CEOs reimagine their business ecosystems, reshape their portfolios and reinvent themselves against competition.

DCG Partners
Base entry-level salary: US$180,000 (£131,866)
And last, with a whopping entry-level salary average of US$180,000, is DCG, a growing consulting firm with headquarters in Serbia and offices across the world. The company provides development consulting services to national and international clients, including businesses, government, and non-governmental beneficiaries, in the operations, finance, and policy sectors.

This article was originally published in March 2021 .

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Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience. 


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